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1. Matilda (1996)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 97,387 | Gross: $33.08M

2. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Votes: 298,434 | Gross: $95.86M

3. Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.1
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A compassionate teacher returns to his inner city high school of his youth to teach a new generation of trouble making kids.

Stars: Gabe Kaplan, Ron Palillo, John Travolta, Robert Hegyes

Votes: 3,877

4. Dangerous Minds (1995)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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47 Metascore

An ex-Marine turned teacher struggles to connect with her students in an inner city school.

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney B. Vance, Robin Bartlett

Votes: 40,604 | Gross: $84.92M

5. Freedom Writers (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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64 Metascore

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.

Director: Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Hilary Swank, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn

Votes: 56,427 | Gross: $36.58M

6. To Sir, with Love (1967)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama

7.7
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Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.

Director: James Clavell | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall

Votes: 12,807

7. Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)

94 min | Drama, History

7.6
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"Song for a Raggy Boy" is based on the true story of a single teacher's courage to stand up against an untouchable prefect's sadistic disciplinary regime and other abuse in a Catholic Reformatory and Industrial School in 1939 Ireland.

Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Iain Glen, Marc Warren, Dudley Sutton

Votes: 3,190

8. Stand and Deliver (1988)

PG | 103 min | Drama

7.3
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The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.

Director: Ramón Menéndez | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris, Mark Phelan, Virginia Paris

Votes: 13,162 | Gross: $13.99M

9. Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)

PG | 143 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, Olympia Dukakis

Votes: 31,472 | Gross: $82.53M

10. The Miracle Worker (1962)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, Victor Jory, Inga Swenson

Votes: 13,159

11. Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

PG | 112 min | Drama

7.5
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72 Metascore

A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.

Director: Doug Atchison | Stars: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer, Curtis Armstrong

Votes: 16,159 | Gross: $18.81M

12. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Maggie Smith, Gordon Jackson, Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin

Votes: 7,138

13. The Emperor's Club (2002)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

6.9
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49 Metascore

An idealistic prep school teacher attempts to redeem an incorrigible student.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, Joel Gretsch, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 15,025 | Gross: $14.06M

14. The Dark Horse (2014)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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77 Metascore

A brilliant but troubled New Zealand chess champion finds purpose by teaching underprivileged children about the rules of chess and life.

Director: James Napier Robertson | Stars: Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance, James Napier Robertson

Votes: 4,429 | Gross: $0.06M

15. Blackboard Jungle (1955)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes

Votes: 6,739

16. High School High (1996)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

5.5
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33 Metascore

Richard Clark has just left the well-known Wellington Academy to teach at Marion Barry High School. Now, he will try to inspire the D-average students into making good grades and try to woo a fellow teacher.

Director: Hart Bochner | Stars: Jon Lovitz, Tia Carrere, Louise Fletcher, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 11,299 | Gross: $20.95M

17. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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An aged teacher and former headmaster of a boarding school recalls his career and his personal life over the decades.

Directors: Sam Wood, Sidney Franklin | Stars: Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn, John Mills

Votes: 8,346

18. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)

G | 155 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.0
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A shy, withdrawn English schoolteacher falls for a flashy showgirl.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave, George Baker

Votes: 2,564

19. Born Yesterday (1950)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford, Howard St. John

Votes: 7,982

20. La tête haute (2015)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.0
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59 Metascore

A juvenile judge and a special educator are convinced that they can save the young delinquent Malony from himself and his violent ways.

Director: Emmanuelle Bercot | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Rod Paradot, Benoît Magimel, Sara Forestier

Votes: 2,334 | Gross: $0.02M

21. Carried Away (1996)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Joseph Svenden is a middle-aged school-teacher who lives on a farm with his dying mother. In his simple life there are no excitements, even in long-time relationship with a widow. However, ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Amy Irving, Amy Locane, Julie Harris

Votes: 1,335 | Gross: $0.16M

22. Rachel, Rachel (1968)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out, she begins to have to make decisions about her life and where she wants it to go.

Director: Paul Newman | Stars: Joanne Woodward, James Olson, Kate Harrington, Estelle Parsons

Votes: 2,415

23. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002 TV Movie)

99 min | Drama

7.6
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In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: Martin Clunes, Victoria Hamilton, Conleth Hill, John Wood

Votes: 612

24. Up the Down Staircase (1967)

Approved | 124 min | Drama

7.6
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The experiences of a young female English teacher in an inner-city New York high school.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Patrick Bedford, Sandy Dennis, Eileen Heckart, Ruth White

Votes: 1,487

25. To Be and to Have (2002)

104 min | Documentary, Family

7.9
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87 Metascore

A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher.

Director: Nicolas Philibert | Stars: Georges Lopez, Alizé, Axel Thouvenin, Guillaume

Votes: 6,912 | Gross: $0.78M

26. The Miracle Worker (1979 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

7.3
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Devoted teacher Anne Sullivan leads deaf and blind Helen Keller into the light of learnedness.

Director: Paul Aaron | Stars: Patty Duke, Diana Muldaur, Charles Siebert, Anne Seymour

Votes: 415

27. A Lesson Before Dying (1999 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

6.9
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In the 1940s South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing of a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, Mekhi Phifer, Irma P. Hall

Votes: 883

28. Christy (1994 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama

7.7
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A young teacher comes to the impoverished mountain region of Cutter Gap, Tennesse in 1912 and tries to make a difference. Based on the best-selling novel by Catherine Marshall.

Director: Michael Ray Rhodes | Stars: Kellie Martin, Tyne Daly, Randall Batinkoff, Tess Harper

Votes: 286

29. Mery per sempre (1989)

102 min | Drama, Crime

7.3
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A teacher discovers his calling. Marco relocates to Palermo from Milan and takes a job teaching in a reform school while he waits for a high school position. He tries to understand and ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Risi | Stars: Michele Placido, Claudio Amendola, Francesco Benigno, Alessandra Di Sanzo

Votes: 741

30. To Sir, with Love (1974 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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A black foreign-exchange teacher must adapt his lesson plans in order to instruct the lower-middle class London students who are his pupils.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Hari Rhodes, James Grout, Rosemary Leach, Roddy Maude-Roxby

Votes: 11

31. The Mighty Pawns (1987 TV Movie)

57 min | Drama

6.1
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Inner city kids are given new direction when they are convinced to join the school chess team.

Director: Eric Laneuville | Stars: Rosalind Cash, Sean Thomas Danley, Theo Forsett, Shawn Harrison

Votes: 30

32. Le maître d'école (1981)

95 min | Comedy

5.8
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After having lost his job for having saved a child accused of shop lifting, Frédéric Barbier decides to become a school teacher with some funny results.The great comedy actor Coluche is excellent as a simple school teacher.

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Coluche, Josiane Balasko, Jacques Debary, Charlotte de Turckheim

Votes: 720

33. The Confidence Man (2001)

94 min | Crime, Mystery

5.4
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Trust, loyalty and betrayal. Don't even trust your best friend! Policeman Stevie Grimes never lost his trust in the police force but has been suspended a few months for accidentally ... See full summary »

Director: Tripp Reed | Stars: Tommy Redmond Hicks, Jack Conley, Barbara Alyn Woods, Amir Abou-Rass

Votes: 47

34. Tao xue wai zhuan (1992)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.2
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When a new teacher (Sharla Cheung) arrives, she finds herself caught up in the affairs of the students from her class. Jimmy Lin is harbouring an unrequited crush on childhood friend Athena... See full summary »

Director: Yen-Ping Chu | Stars: Jimmy Lin, Dicky Cheung, Nicky Wu, Man Cheung

Votes: 53

35. Dear Teacher (1981 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

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Pretty young teacher Annie Cooper, who's fresh out of college is assigned to a sixth grade history class of an indeterminate elementary school. The pilot episode for this failed sitcom ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Kenwith | Stars: Melinda Culea, Rebecca York, Nan Martin, John Welsh

36. Mon maître d'école (2015)

82 min | Documentary, Family

7.1
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When Marcel Pagnol meets The Class

Director: Emilie Thérond

Votes: 44

37. Mga munting tinig (2002)

109 min | Drama

6.9
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58 Metascore

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Director: Gil Portes | Stars: Alessandra de Rossi, Dexter Doria, Gina Alajar, Amy Austria

Votes: 116

38. Inspector George Gently (2007– )
Episode: Gently Upside Down (2011)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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When the body of a missing schoolgirl is discovered in a wood, Gently and Bacchus are thrown into the new world of pop and media celebrity.

Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Vincent Regan, Kate Bracken, Jade Byrne, Kieran Bew

Votes: 170

39. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: The Miracle Worker (2000)

TV-PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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A television remake of William Gibson's classic play about Annie Sullivan's efforts to draw Helen Keller from her world of darkness, blindness, deafness and silence.

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Alison Elliott, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Lucas Black, Kate Greenhouse

Votes: 1,323